Criminal charges brought by the State or Federal Government fall under the criminal law. This alone is enough to get the attention of any person. Jail time, probation, a criminal record, heavy fines and penalties, and loss of liberties are all real concerns the moment charges are brought against you. But with criminal charges brings on numerous other concerns and burdens on many areas of a persons life, including the financial, emotional, physical, familial, employment areas.
Most importantly, we care about what happens to our clients. We not only make every effort we think necessary to avoid all/any punishments, but we work with you to lessen the many other concerns and burdens brought on by criminal charges.
Our Maryland Criminal Defense will fight many different charges:
During 30 years practicing as a Howard County criminal defense attorney, we have found that one of the biggest concerns of our clients is the outcome of their case and, particularly, whether or not they will go to jail or receive sanctions from the courts and/or the Motor Vehicle Administration. We have found that prospective clients frequently are intimidated upon reviewing documents that have been prepared by the police, including but not limited to the arresting officer’s observations, opinions and allegations.
When you retain us to represent you, at our first meeting we obtain an in-depth understanding of your recollection of the events that have placed you in potential jeopardy. Then we obtain records such as the audio transmission between the arresting officer and the police dispatcher. If we find, for example, in the course of representing your for a DUI or DWI, that an officer incorrectly described to the dispatcher the reason why he/she stopped you, or described the surface on which a drunk driving test (Field Sobriety Tests) was administered as being a “flat level surface” when it was not, then we know that the State will have a problem prosecuting you. As your Howard County criminal defense attorney, we will assert those inconsistencies. We look also for inconsistencies amongst the records that you have provided us as well as amongst the records that you are entitled to review under state and federal law. Through the following process, every effort is made to protect your rights:
- Submit appropriate pleadings to the court, including but not limited to:
- motion for speedy trial
- requests for analysts to be present at trial of DUI, DWI, and or drug cases; and
- demands for discovery that are mandated by law
- Review of the discovery that has been obtained from the Prosecutor’s office;
- Contact with witnesses to obtain their personal knowledge of the facts and their observations;
- Review the law to be certain that the State can prove the specific elements of the alleged crime as well as to determine defenses that are permitted by statute and or case law;
- Inform you of your right to a judge only trial versus a trial by jury;
- Prepare you and your witnesses for trial as well as subpoena the witnesses and other evidence;
- Advise you throughout this process and explain to you sufficiently so that you know what to expect. This will help you to be secure and less fearful of the potential outcome of the case;
- Exercise your post-trial rights such as filing for an appeal or a motion for reconsideration to modify the Court’s decision, and petitioning for an expungement of criminal records.
In order for you to receive the best representation, you should act quickly to begin this process. CONTACT OUR OFFICE for your FREE consultation.
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